Eriogonum niveum

Snow Eriogonum

Dense subshrub with erect leaves. Numerous stems with few branches. Leaves oblong to egg-shaped, with petioles 2–3 times as long, very white with thick matted hairs on both sides. Flower stalks, freely branched with leafy bracts at each fork, are covered with white matted hairs, as are bases of flower heads. Flowers pinkish, white, or occasionally pale yellow, scattered along stalks. Grows in dry, open, rocky or sandy places, sometimes in large masses.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--18 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Wallowas
  • Native: Yes